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September 23, 2013

Deep Impact succumbs to 'HAL bug' as glitch messes with antenna

NASA has stopped trying to contact Deep Impact, the comet-pronging probe that in 2005 dropped an “impactor” the size of a coffee table onto comet Tempel-1. […]
September 23, 2013

NASA Engineers Compete In Unmanned Aircraft Challenge

There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to push people outside their comfort zones. That’s the idea behindNASA’s recent unmanned aircraft competition held at the Kennedy […]
September 22, 2013

Orbital Sciences Cargo Capsule Delays Rendezvous With Space Station

A software problem forced Orbital Sciences Corp. to delay Sunday’s planned rendezvous of its unmanned cargo capsule with the international space station for at least two days. The issue […]
September 21, 2013

Danish engineers plan to send astronaut into space

Two Danes who hope to send a man into space with a home-made rocket are heirs to a tradition of DIY science, says Tom Chivers Once […]
September 20, 2013

Proof of Alien Life?

A TEAM of British scientists is convinced it has found proof of alien life, after it harvested strange organisms from the edge of space. The scientists […]
September 20, 2013

Curiosity rover's methane result challenges life theory

The Curiosity rover’s failure to detect methane on Mars is a blow to theories that the planet may still host some types of life, say mission […]
September 19, 2013

NASA’s Plutonium Problem Could End Deep-Space Exploration

In 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft left Earth on a four-year mission to explore Jupiter and Saturn. Thirty-six years later, the car-size probe is still exploring, […]
September 18, 2013

Private Cygnus spacecraft makes first launch to ISS

An unmanned Antares rocket blasted off from a seaside launch pad in Virginia on Wednesday, sending a new cargo capsule to the International Space Station. The […]
September 16, 2013

Updated Launch Date, Orbital Sciences

Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., will postpone by at least 24 hours the launch of its Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft on a demonstration mission […]